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    Default Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    Hello, my informed friends. I have a quandary.
    I am trying to write some letters in a format around A5 so I don't have to fold the sheet.
    I bought the Tomoe paper sheets, but as much as they take ink well, they feel like toilet paper, and I would never send them to anyone.

    What is a good paper/envelope, cream colored paper solution?
    The requirements are:
    • Cream colored
    • I will write only one side (so show through is not a problem)
    • Around A5, if I can find a backed envelope to fit the sheets
    • Substantial weight (the 56gr of the Tomoe just won't do)
    • Available in the USA without too much hassle or wait longer than a week

    Any help is appreciated.
    Grazie!

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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    OK, I was recommended the 60gms and cut it in half. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    Does the paper have to be smooth like Tomoe River? if not, the "ORIGINAL CROWN MILL CLASSIC LAID A5 TABLET - CREAM" paper is nice. It is a bit toothy but it is fun to write on. I need to get myself another pad as I have been out of it for some time.
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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    Tomoe River paper is excellent when you have a weight restriction for shipping as it's as light as airmail paper. If it takes ink well, and you're only writing on one side, you may as well at least use it up until it's gone. Try to ensure you write on the smoother side if there is a difference between the two sides.

    Have a look on Amazon.com for some nice writing paper. Try Clairefontaine, Midori or Apica as brand names.

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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    Can you get Basildon Bond paper in the US? It's superb.

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    Check your local Veritiv/ XPDX. There look to be several in your area. Not only will you be able to find matching stock, you'll have access to paper experts who can help you find exactly what you need.
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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    Quote Originally Posted by sf_roma View Post
    Hello, my informed friends. I have a quandary.
    I am trying to write some letters in a format around A5 so I don't have to fold the sheet.
    I bought the Tomoe paper sheets, but as much as they take ink well, they feel like toilet paper, and I would never send them to anyone.

    What is a good paper/envelope, cream colored paper solution?
    The requirements are:
    • Cream colored
    • I will write only one side (so show through is not a problem)
    • Around A5, if I can find a backed envelope to fit the sheets
    • Substantial weight (the 56gr of the Tomoe just won't do)
    • Available in the USA without too much hassle or wait longer than a week

    Any help is appreciated.
    Grazie!
    Although I have never felt insulted to receive a letter written on TRP. .....Rhodia's cream color paper is very nice.

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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    Strathmore writing paper is cream color and fairly heavy. It's not as smooth as rhodia, but it handles FP ink quite well.

    I find it at hobby lobby. It's a tiny bit larger than A5, but it's in the ballpark.

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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    I like cream Rhodia - the Rhodia Color pads.

    I used a lot of Basildon Bond cream/champagne pads about 20-30 years ago.
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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    G. Lalo's Vergι de France is my favorite, which has matching lined envelopes, too. They also offer it in white.

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    Default Re: Letterwriting paper/envelope help, if possible

    How about using the Tomoe but mounting it so it is more tactile?

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